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Book Description (Amazon):
Isabel Beebe thinks she’s cursed in the romance department. Her teenage crush, Ford Hendrix, ignored all her letters. Her husband left her for another…man. So Isabel has come home to dust off her passion for fashion and run the family bridal shop until her parents are ready to sell it. Then she’ll pursue her real dreams. At least, that’s the plan, until sexy, charming Ford returns and leaves her feeling fourteen all over again…..
Seeing Isabel all grown-up hits bodyguard trainer Ford like a sucker punch. Back when heartbreak made him join the military, her sweet letters kept him sane. Now he can’t take his eyes—or his lips—off her. The man who gave up on love has a reason to stay in Fool’s Gold forever—if three little words can convince Isabel to do the same.
I am officially packing up and heading to Fool’s Gold, CA – don’t I wish. I must say the third book in the Fool’s Gold Bodyguard Trilogy is my absolute favorite!! Not only do you get the beautifully funny and charming love story of Isabel and Ford, but you also get the beautifully self-conscious and unsure, although equally as charming, love story of Ford’s brother Kent and his unlikely lady-love Consuelo Ly. Both stories are so different yet alike.
Mallery is the absolute master at formulating quaint small town life and charmingly real characters. The imagery she writes is so real and life-like – you will feel as if you are really there in the CDS building, in the grocery store, at Paper Moon….shoot, I don’t need to go to Fool’s Gold I have already been to this magnificently charming town just by reading the pages of this trilogy. Besides the character of Fool’s Gold, you will also love home girl Isabel Beebe who has loved Ford since she was 14. Ford is just the all American guy – good looking, sweet, kind, sexy, and sensitive – seriously he paints her toenails, OMG!! Ford’s only hang up is he can’t fall in love – or so he thinks. While weaving this intriguing love story Mallery also weaves in the secondary romance of Ford’s brother, Kent Mr. Regular Joe High School Math Teacher, and Consuelo Ms. Hard Ass You Won’t Believe the Things I have Done – but somehow they just work. All the while new characters and possible story lines are emerging and grabbing hold of your heart.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the Fool’s Gold Bodyguard Trilogy. The characters in all three books are well-rounded and real. They depict men and women whose lives have been scarred and wounded by war, but saved by the saving power of love and second chances.
HEAT RATING: Hot
REVIEWED BY: A. Lyn
REVIEW COURTESY OF: My Book Addiction and More